Left unsaid about the Pepper announcement is how SoftBank will keep the privacy safe, once the humanoid starts collecting a lot of data about you and your family members. I am sure they are mindful of it, and yet, we do recognize for the whole point of SoftBank doing this is "data collection."
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.